PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support
What's the difference between PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7? Why is it best to have them all at hand? How could you switch between them?
PHP, which is an abbreviation for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most popular open-source server-side coding languages out there. Any website or Internet application created with PHP will run on a given web server as long as a PHP module is enabled, which renders the language absolutely universal and it comes as small surprise that there are a couple of million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-powered websites hosted on them. What makes PHP preferred over HTML is the fact that it permits you to develop an interactive site with numerous different features. A PHP-based social networking website, for example, will display different content to each visitor even though the page URL will remain unchanged. On the other hand, HTML websites are static and the content on the pages can be edited only manually. Just like any other piece of software, PHP has different versions and the version that was used while developing a certain website must be set up on the web server in order for the site to behave flawlessly.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Shared Hosting
If you order a shared hosting
package from us, you won’t ever need to wonder whether your websites are compatible with the web hosting environment, since we offer multiple PHP versions for your convenience. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to select PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 with only one single click and in case you’d like to change the current version, the update will be applied instantly. Thus, many years of work on websites built with an older PHP version will not be wasted. Our web hosting platform will even permit you to use a different PHP version for each domain name hosted in your account, which suggests that you can run newer and older scripts simultaneously. Most web hosting companies on the market support one, sometimes two PHP versions. In stark contrast to them, we trust that you should be the one to pick the version that will be used by your own sites.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
Even if your sites were created with an older PHP version, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server
account from us, as we support multiple versions running simultaneously on our semi-dedicated servers and each one of them can be enabled for your account with no more than a click via our custom-created Hepsia Control Panel. Other than the most recent PHP 7, we also offer support for 5.2, 5.3 and the older PHP 4. The latter has already been dropped by the vast majority of hosting companies, but we strongly deem that you shouldn’t be forced to modify a website that took years to build, since older script language syntax doesn’t automatically imply security breaches. On the contrary, a well-maintained website using PHP 4 can be more reliable than an incompetently maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we’ll also provide you with the possibility to choose a different PHP version for each individual site within the account.